MATERNAL, NEWBORN, CHILD & YOUTH STRATEGIC CLINICAL NETWORK (MNCY SCN)
MNCY SCN aims to improve outcomes for expectant mothers and children of all ages throughout Alberta. Drawing on the experience and expertise of its core committee members, the MNCY SCN is focused on accessing research, creating partnerships, and engaging patients and families to find new solutions that will improve patient care. They work closely with Alberta’s front-line health care providers on how to best implement these new ideas. One of the priorities of the MNCY SCN is pediatric concussion.
The ICRP is currently collaborating with MNCY on a project to implement a clinical pathway for concussions.
ONTARIO NEUROTRAUMA GUIDELINES
These guidelines were developed to enable health care practitioners to effectively diagnose and manage concussion/mTBI in both adults and pediatric populations. The pediatric guidelines are further divided into three versions specific to the different roles health care professionals, schools, and parents/caregivers, have when interacting with children and/or adolescents who have sustained a concussion.
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) REPORT FROM THE PEDIATRIC MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY GUIDELINE WORKGROUP
The Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Guideline Workgroup (composed of 21 Ad-Hoc experts and six federal representatives from the National Institutes of Health, The U.S. Department of Education, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission) created a report comprising a systematic review of the literature and clinical recommendations for healthcare providers on the identification, diagnosis and management of mTBI. The guidelines were recently updated in November 2018.
BERLIN CONSENSUS STATEMENT ON CONCUSSION IN SPORT
The 2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) consensus statement is designed to build on the principles outlined in the previous statements (1st Vienna 2001; 2nd Prague 2004; 3rd Zurich 2008; and 4th Zurich 2012) and to develop further conceptual understanding of sport-related concussion (SRC) using an expert consensus-based approach. This document is developed for physicians and healthcare providers who are involved in athlete care, whether at a recreational, elite or professional level.